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John Henry of Sculpture Fields at Chattanooga Rotary Club, Thursday, Dec. 8, noon at the Convention Center.

Jeff Hollis and Kelly Turner at Southside Chamber Council.  Thursday, Dec. 8, noon-1 p.m. at green|spaces: 63 E. Main St. 

Jennifer Flynn, TDOT, on TDOT's five year plan for our area, at Nightside Pachyderm Club, Thursday, Dec. 8, 5:30 p.m. dinner, 6:30 p.m. meeting at the Western Sizzlin in Ooltewah.

Baylor Chorus at The Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, Dec. 9, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Baylor.

Sheriff Jim Hammond, at a joint meeting of Brainerd Kiwanis Club and Hamilton Place Rotary, Friday, Dec. 9, noon at the Holiday Inn on Center Street just off Shallowford Road. Bring donated food items for the Christmas project.

Marion County Democratic Party meeting, Saturday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m. Central, at the home of Jim Lewis, 534 Spears Road, Kimball, Tn. 37347. The agenda will include: search for a new Secretary for MDCP, planning for 2018 elections; and building the MCDP. Light refreshments will be served beginning at 9:30 a.m. Central.

Chickamauga Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Wednesday, Dec. 14, in downtown Chattanooga. Interested women may call 423-886-7579 for information or visit

Bob Robbins, annual investment outlook update, at The Chattanooga Civitan Club, Friday, Jan. 6, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bessie Smith Hall, 200 E Martin L King Blvd.


New Hiener Book Of Historic Chattanooga Photos Available At Zarzours

The new Paul Hiener Historic Chattanooga Photos book published by is available at Zarzours Restaurant. Zarzours is located on the Southside on Rossville Avenue behind the Main Street Fire Hall #1. Mr. Hiener, a longtime Chattanooga printer and lifelong resident, collected over 3,000 historic pictures of his beloved hometown. He made some of the photos ... (click for more)

Former Nashville Councilman Announces Bid For Chair Of The Tennessee Democratic Party

Jamie D. Isabel, Sr. former Nashville City Councilman and a former member of the Tennessee Democratic executive committee, announces his intent to run for chairman of the Tennessee Democratic party.   Over the last two weeks he has contacted the 66 members of the Executive Committee for their support.   "Mr. Isabel is enthusiastically presenting his plans to rebuild ... (click for more)

Vehicle Emissions Testing Causes More Pollution Than It Prevents - And Response

While a noble cause to make sure vehicles are operating efficiently with the minimum amount of pollutants, a simple analysis makes it somewhat evident the VET program in Chattanooga causes more pollution that it prevents.  Though I don't know how many vehicles are tested on an annual basis, if you assume an average round trip of 10 miles to the nearest testing station (five ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: You Can’t Sue You

The Hamilton County School Board will convene an hour earlier tomorrow to discuss “facilities” and the question of the hour is “Which ones?” Several communities are actively studying pulling away from the county’s Department of Education and the stew is thickening by the day. Now comes the revelation that school board attorney Scott Bennett has sent an email to the town of Signal ... (click for more)

Top-Ranked Bradley Uses Fast Start To Beat Baylor

There’s no question that the Bradley Bears are ranked first in the initial state wrestling poll and they proved they deserve to be in that top spot following a 43-30 victory over the Baylor Red Raiders. Baylor is ranked fourth in that first poll and will surely be a force to be reckoned with in Division II as the season progresses, but the Bears are head and shoulders ahead after ... (click for more)

Run-And-Gun Tyner Shoots Down Red Bank 71-33

Tyner opponents better batten down the hatches if the Rams ever iron out their half-court offensive struggles. Even without that weapon showing up Tuesday night, the Rams showed they have a run-and-gun assault that can bury an opponent under an avalanche of points. And their defense is as tenacious as ever. Tyner outscored Red Bank 15-0 to start the second quarter ... (click for more)